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July 4th Activities, Parade, Fireworks and More!

Enjoy playground activities, a parade, a concert, fireworks and much more on Tues., July 4 as part of the Evanston Fourth of July Association’s Independence Day celebration!

Events will begin at 9 a.m. with roller skating and refreshments at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and family playground activities at seven locations across the city. Children age 12 years and younger are also invited to take part in a half-mile fun run at 12:45 p.m. at Ackerman Park, located at Central St. and McDaniel Ave. Register online in advance or on race day from noon to 12:30 p.m.

The Evanston 4th of July Parade begins at 2 p.m. on Central St. at Central Park Ave. and travels east to Ryan Field. This year’s parade theme is “Evanston’s Heroes Are America’s Heroes: Our First Responders.”

Concert & Fireworks
The Palatine Concert Band will perform at Dawes Park from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lakefront fireworks set to music will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.; tune in to FM 90.5. Fireworks are visible from most lakefront parks.